Container Tomatoes - Knowledgebase Question

Punta Gorda, Fl
Question by mjc1030
May 12, 2009
What is the best type of tomatoes to plant in containers and how often should fertilizer be applied?


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Answer from NGA
May 12, 2009

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Some of the best tomatoes for container culture are the following, which are determinate (bush type) plants with large fruits and most have good disease resistance:
`Walter' ? old standard, large red fruit, resistant to: Fusarium (1 and 2), gray leafspot, graywall.

`Suncoast' ? New deep red inside and out, large fruit; resistant to Fusarium (1 and 2), vert. wilt, gray leafspot. A University of Florida release.

`Floramerica' ? Award winner. Large red fruit. Resistant to Fusarium wilt (1 and 2), gray leafspot, gray mold, crown rot.

`Flora-dade' ? Recommend this one. Big red fruit; resistant to Fusarium wilt (1 and 2), vert. wilt, gray leafspot.

`Duke' ? commercial variety good for the garden. Large red fruit; resistant to vert. wilt, Fusarium (1 and 2), gray leafspot, alternaria stem canker.

`Sunny' ? standard commercial variety. Large red fruit. Resistant to vert. wilt, Fusarium (1 and 2), Alternaria, gray leaf spot.

`Solar Set' ? new variety released by University of Florida. Sets large red fruits at higher temperatures than most varieties.

`Celebrity' ? A favorite, diseas resistant variety in Jacksonville, does well in other areas of the state.

Feed your plants every 3 weeks by mixing 1 to 2 tablespoons of 6-8-6, 4-8-8, 6-6-6 or similar analysis fertilizer per 1 gallon of water.

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